New Russian Data Laws Worry Rights Activists, Telecom Companies

MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin signed bills into law on Thursday that would help the government crack down on dissent online and demand unprecedented data storage efforts from the country’s telecom companies. Proponents of the laws, which were pushed through parliament last week, said they were necessary to combat terrorism in Russia. But critics say the laws are designed to…

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Web Services Must Report Data Breaches Under New EU Law

July 6 — Online companies that offer services in the European Union will have to comply with minimum data security and breach reporting requirements under a directive approved by the European Parliament July 6. The EU Network and Information Security Directive (NIS Directive) will apply to online marketplaces such as eBay Inc., cloud computing services and search…

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What’s Next for the U.S. and China in Cybersecurity

It took the threat of sanctions and a flurry of last-minute negotiations to get China to sit down for serious talks about cybersecurity with the U.S. Now comes the hard part. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s announcement last fall that Beijing would stop state sponsorship of hacking for commercial gain caught many by surprise. By multiplerecentaccounts, China has…

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